J. Smith Lanier & Co. receives Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award, and $3,000 donation for Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation – GA Chapter

October 26, 2015 – Online contest gives the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation opportunity to win up to $10,500 more. J. Smith Lanier & Co. is the recipient of a Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award for its volunteer service with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation- GA Chapter.

The award includes a $3,000 donation from Safeco Insurance for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and entry in the Safeco® Make More Happen Contest for fall, where the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite insurance-agency-charity team and leave a comment of encouragement for those who make a difference in their communities.

The contest runs from October 26 – November 16, 2015 and the three teams with the most votes will win additional donations from Safeco for the charities: $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second, and $3,000 for third.

If total votes in the online contest reach a 28,000 vote goal, Safeco will give away an additional $500 to each of the 33 charities in the contest, for a total of $16,500.

J. Smith Lanier & Co. needs your help to win an additional $10,500 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Just www.safeco.com/make-more-happen to vote for the J. Smith Lanier & Co. and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation team.

Online votes can be cast in the Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Contest once every 24 hours from 10 a.m. PDT Oct. 26 until 10 a.m. PDT Nov. 16.

J. Smith Lanier & Co. was selected for the Safeco® Make More Happen Award based on a photo and application demonstrating its commitment to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation-GA Chapter (formerly known at the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children) started out as a support group for parents at Egleston Children's Hospital in 1983. Now the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation serves children and families in nine states (compared to only one when J. Smith Lanier & Co. first joined as title sponsor of the J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Golf Classic) the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation continues to grow and help more and more children each year. Proceeds from the J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Golf Classic event help hundreds of children and their families by enabling the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to provide emotional, social and financial assistance; education and information; scholarships; research funding, and more. J. Smith Lanier & Co. has raised over $ 2 million in the last 11 years to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation-GA Chapter.

About J. Smith Lanier & Co.

J. Smith Lanier & Co., headquartered in West Point, Georgia, is an employee-owned company that was founded in 1868 and has become one of the oldest and most respected privately owned insurance brokers in the United States. Since 1868, the company has grown from a three-employee local agency to a major regional firm employing over 600 employees in 5 states and 21 offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, aviation and risk control.

About Safeco

In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company. Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2013 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 78th on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2014 revenue.


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